What capabilities are critical to saving lives, protecting property and the environment, and meeting basic human needs after an incident has occurred? Government resources alone cannot meet the entire needs of those affected by terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and other catastrophic events. When disaster strikes, people throughout the whole community pitch in to help the response effort.
Organizing, managing, and prioritizing Whole Community resources for an effective response to a major incident requires a comprehensive and coordinated approach. Such an approach involves rapid decision-making, effective staff deployment and management structures, and a singular focus on achieving positive outcomes for disaster survivors and their communities.
Cadmus’ support to disaster and emergency operations builds off a foundation of dedicated professionals with experience in all phases of emergency management at the federal, state, and local levels, and who are on the leading edge of emergency management practice throughout the United States and its territories. Our personnel have served in senior management roles in some of the nation’s most destructive disasters, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and Hurricane Sandy. They are experts in the application of the Incident Command System for incident management, and remain engaged in the further development and implementation of the National Incident Management System.
Our team includes many of the most recognized and respected disaster experts and thought-leaders in the nation. We maintain current knowledge of and expertise in FEMA policy, personnel training and development, multi-agency program coordination and management, as well as planning expertise in all phases of emergency management and community recovery operations. Senior Cadmus staff have more than 20 years of experience working with FEMA and the emergency management community, and we apply our expert insight into national disaster preparedness and management to numerous states and local governments.